"We cut seven songs in the studio already," says Christine McVie

Christine McVie has confirmed Fleetwood Mac are working on a new album.

The bad have not released a studio album since 2003’s Say You Will, but McVie has told Rolling Stone that they have already recorded a batch of songs and they are hoping to work on more in the future.

“We cut seven songs in the studio already for the start of a brand-new studio album, which we did probably nearer two years ago,” she said. “We shelved that temporarily and then went on the road and did the tour. And now, actually, I think we’re going back in, in October to try to finish it off. Stevie (Nicks) hasn’t participated yet, but hope springs eternal. She’s going on a solo tour at the moment.

Lindsey (Buckingham) and I, we have plenty of songs,” McVie continued. “There are tons more in the bag that we have yet to record. And they’re fantastic. So we’re going to carry on and try to finish the record. And then maybe if Stevie doesn’t want to be part of that then we can go out and just do some smaller concerts.”

When asked if they would consider playing without Nicks, she added: “As a four-piece, yeah. With a view of doing a huge world tour after that, with Stevie.”

Fleetwood Mac have recently reissued their 1982 album, Mirage. The deluxe remastered version of the LP includes a three-CD and DVD set with a disc of B-sides and a live set culled from two nights at the LA Forum in October 1982. You can read the Uncut review of Mirage by clicking here.

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